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NUCLEAR ATTACK PREPAREDNESS PROCEDURES - SURVIVE TO FIGHT
DRAMATIZES ACTIVITIES AT AN AIR FORCE BASE FOLLOWING NUCLEAR ATTACK. REVIEWS STATUS OF BASE AND ITS OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY TO SURVIVE. SHOWS COMMAND POST OPERATIONS, REPORTING OF DAMAGE, AND DISPATCHING OF VEHICLES. PICTURES FAST MOVING OPERATIONS THAT INCLUDE RUNWAY CLEARINGS AND ABANDONING OF BUILDINGS. EMPHASIZES HARDENING PROCESS OF BASE FOR BATTLE. SHOWS MEDICAL PERSONNEL ASSISTING IN EXPOSURE CONTROL AND TREATING PATIENTS. CONCLUDES WITH INITIAL RECOVERY BEING COMPLETED, RAMP WASHDOWN, AND REPORTING BASE OPERATIONAL.
Stephen C. Jones
December 29, 2012
Useful for training today
This is a rare government CD film that advocates and demonstrates the construction of expedient shelters. And gives realistic acceptable exposure rates.
Also it shows an expedient method of decontamination using a vacuum cleaner to rid hair and clothes of fallout particles, instead of showers that may not be available.
Current acceptable exposure rates are in the milirads which are too low. 58, 62 and 90 rads are shown as acceptable doses under attack conditions. This is still an excellent film for first responders, emergency managers and military.